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Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period
Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period - Furniture Style French Regence Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period - French Regence Antiquités - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period
Ref : 99561
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France-Lyon
Medium :
Walnut
Dimensions :
l. 34.65 inch X H. 27.56 inch X P. 20.47 inch
Furniture  - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period 18th century - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period French Regence - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period Antiquités - Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period
Franck Baptiste Provence

French Regional and Parisian furniture


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Walnut gaming table, Lyon, Regency period

Luxurious walnut gaming table used as a tric-trac. Model with decoration on all sides.
The cambered legs, finely carved with acanthus and interlacing with falls of lily of the valley leaves, are finished with deer hooves hemmed with hair and topped with an acanthus.
The slightly curved cross pieces are delicately carved with reserves decorated with acanthus scrolls on a matt background sanded with a chisel.
Two removable cups serving as candle holders are hidden in the opposite corners.
The table has its original solid walnut tray, with one side presenting a checkerboard with ivory and amaranth squares, and one side lined with its tapestry in small stitches of Saint-Cyr.
The interior presents a luxurious tric-trac game in amaranth and ivory on a walnut background, and two secret compartments for the chips.
They are uncovered thanks to an ingenious system of push buttons that releases a lamella spring.

Very good condition, great quality of carving and beautiful blond patina.

Lyon work of the Regency period, around 1720.

Dimensions :

Height : 70cm ; width : 88cm; depth : 52 cm.

Our opinion :

The system table that we present is a luxury version of the traditional Lyon gaming table. It is presented in perfect condition with its two removable cups, its checkerboard top and especially its original tapestry which still displays a very fresh polychromy.
It is particularly representative of the gambling craze that affected France during the Regency of Philippe d'Orléans.
 
*The tapestry with the small points of Saint-Cyr is intimately linked to an important character of France’s history, as well as to particular patrimonial places.
It is indeed Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis the XIVth, who attached her name to this decorative art.
This stitch of tapestry was taught to the young noble girls of her time. For their education Madame de Maintenon asked the king to finance a school which after a few years in Choisy le Roi was definitively installed in Saint Cyr, a small village located near Versailles.

Franck Baptiste Provence

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Game Table French Regence